4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 20, 2009 5:56 AM by Jean-Pierre Bollen
tomoleary Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
For the life of me, I can't figure out a way to export videos which I imported into iPhoto from my camera. I can export it to my desktop but can't export them in a format that I can then import into Vimeo or other video sharing site.

What the heck does a guy gotta do to share his simple .avi videos with others on the Internet?

I tried exporting it from Quicktime too, but sadly, exporting my own video from Quicktime requires that I have a Pro account. Sad but true.

Any help would be appreciated.

Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPhoto, Quicktime and Vimeo
  • 1. Re: Exporting videos from iPhoto
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,840 points)
    Welcome to the Apple Discussions.

    To export a video from iPhoto:

    Select the video in the iPhoto Window and go File -> Export. Set the *Kind: to Original*. This will export your video.

    can't export them in a format that I can then import into Vimeo or other video sharing site.


    Why? What formats do they require? Do the videos require shifting to a new format?

    What the heck does a guy gotta do to share his simple .avi videos with others on the Internet?


    Who can tell, when you don’t explain where the procedure breaks down for you.

    I tried exporting it from Quicktime too, but sadly, exporting my own video from Quicktime requires that I have a Pro account. Sad but true.


    Why is that sad? When you export from Quicktime you are shifting formats or otherwise editing the video.

    Regards

    TD
  • 2. Re: Exporting videos from iPhoto
    tomoleary Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for replying. As I said, I can export to my desktop, but when I do File/Export, it appears to export a file that is only 100k. When I open that file from my desktop, it launches a quicktime window and I can view the video. But when I try to upload that file from my desktop to Vimeo, it fails because it's not the full .avi (2mb) file that is in iPhoto. I imagine that exporting the video from iPhoto actually just creates a shortcut on my desktop that reads the file from iPhoto.

    When I export per your instructions, the export takes about 2 seconds, which makes me believe that it is only exporting a shortcut to the iPhoto video.

    I want to export the full, complete .avi video.

    Thanks.

    Tom
  • 3. Re: Exporting videos from iPhoto
    tomoleary Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Sorry Terrence. I hadn't been putting the export option to original. Thanks for helping with that!

    You're the man.
  • 4. Re: Exporting videos from iPhoto
    Jean-Pierre Bollen Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Many thanks both of you!!
    I was almost loosing my last hairs in trying to export the video's from iPhoto.
    To be quite honest; the difference between "Current" and "Original" is not what I would describe as obvious, hopefully the iLife '09 iPhoto version handles this better, or at least explains it in the help file.